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Tuesday, July 7, 2009

Guide to Cat Nutrition

The common phrase 'you are what you eat' also applies to your pets. A healthy diet increases the longevity and well-being of your cat. This means that doing your research concerning the bodily needs of your feline will increase his stamina, strength, and general happiness.

Obviously most pet owners are not educated in the biological make-up of their animals. You should, however, understand the basic nutritional requirements of your cat.

  • Cats are carnivores, therefore their meals should consist mainly of meat.
  • Read labels- make sure that their food includes taurine, arginine, vitamin A, arachidonic acid and niacin.
  • Regardless of age, all cats need at least twenty-six percent of the diet to be composed of protein and ten percent to be of fat.
  • Cats should be fed a number of small meals every day- at least three.

If the cat food is created by a reputable manufacturer, it can typically be depended on. One such brand is TRIUMPH PET INDUSTRIES. The main ingredient in Triumph's products is always animal protein and they contains all the essential nutrients. The only choice in the matter depends on the life-stage and taste preference of your cat.

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Monday, July 6, 2009

The Toughest Dog Toys Around

All dog toys are not created equal.

That is why Tuffy created the Tuff Scale. The Tuff Scale is designed to give you insight on how tuff the dog toy you are buying compares against another. Some dogs are aggressive and can only have the tuffest toys ranked 8 and above. Other dogs may not be as aggressive or may be older and their chewing habits have slowed.

If this sounds like your dog, you can consider toys ranked 5 and above.

Here is the TUFF SCALE

  1. The cheap plush toy.
  2. Usual cheap squaking rubber toy.
  3. Fragile minature Tecup Chihuahua strong.
  4. Fake knock-off sewn nylon toys that claim to be rugged.
  5. Small dog tuff
  6. Created for interactive play.
  7. A really tough toy, but still vulnerable
  8. Long lasting and really tuff
  9. Extremely Tuff - Extremely Durable
  10. Mega Tuff - without a doubt the Toughest.

Barnyard Construction (Polly Pig Pictured on top) is: Each toy is made with 4 layers. 2 layers are made of industrial grade luggage material, 1 layer of plastic coating, and the other layer is made of soft fleece on the outside.

All of these layers are sewn together to make one super strong layer of material.

Each toy is sewn together with 2 layers of cross stitching and then 2 layers of linear stitching. After the toy is sewn together an additional piece of black trim is added to cover the four rows of stitching. This extra piece of black trim is sewn with 3 linear stitches to give the product a total of 7 seams! These toys are machine washable (air dry) and float.

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Is Cat Claw Clipping Necessary?

Yes, Cat claws that are not blipped on a regular basis may inadvertently har you, your cat, your children or your home furnishings. May cats will panick when a claw is caught on a scratching post or carpet.

Learning how to safely and expertly trim our cat's claws is not difficult, but mastering it when your cat is a kitten is the best time. At the very least, check your cat's claws and clip them if they grow too long.

Start slowly whenever you are about to clip your cat's claws. Handle your cat's paws often and lovingly to get him or her used to the feeling. Gradually begin to press lightly on your cat's tips to pop out the claws. Do this often before attempting to clip the claws.

You will need a good quality, well sharpened clipper that is designed specifically for cats and kittens. If you have to get dog clippers, get the smallest available ones. There are two basic styles of clippers. A two-bladed style that operates similar to a pair of scissors and the guillotine style. Most popular are the guillotine style clippers.

Before starting the clipping process, select a comfortable spot in your home that is well lit. It is essential for you to see well. Place your cat on your lap, facing away from you. Some people wrap cat's in a towel before clipping.

Hold the cat clippers in one hand. With the other hand, press your cat's paw between your thumb and forefinger until a claw pops out. Slip the clipper in to place. Be sure that your cut will be well ahead of the tiny, darker-colored pinkish vein that is called the quick. It is at the base of the claw. If you cut this area, it will bleed and your cat will feel a twinge of pain. Stop the bleeding with an antiseptic blood stopper.

With a bit of practice, you will complete the job so quickly that your cat will hardly notice. In most cases, you don't need to clip the claws on the rear paws. Your cat will trip these with his teeth and they are not nearly as sharp as the front claws.

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